If you're seeking serenity that only a waterside escape can provide, consider holing up in this charming submarine-inspired tiny home on the Scottish coast. Roderick James Architects applied their experience with building cabins, houseboats and treehouses when designing the stylish seaside pod known as Airship 002.
Fashioned from weatherproof heavy duty aluminum and stainless steel components, the Airship 002 sits on a 4-acre plot of land in Drimnin. The 3.5-ton structure is entirely recyclable and propped up by four concrete slabs. The living area contains a sleeper sofa and an open kitchen with a wood stove, an island with shelves, a sink, refrigerator and a propone gas cooker. The shower room contains a compost toilet (with the option for a conventional flush toilet) and is also equipped to use water from the Airship's roof, which is designed to collect rainwater. The home also features a single bedroom that houses a four-poster queen-size bed with storage underneath, a pair of portholes suitable for prime nighttime sky-watching a wall-mounted cupboard and a door that leads outside.
Emphasizing its nautical design theme are the multiple high quality aluminum pivot-tilt portholes positioned throughout the home. The interior is lined with wood and also features domed floor-to-ceiling windows that give the space an open, airy feel. Outside, there's a wooden waterfront deck that grants even more views of the sea.
While the standard model Airship 002 is 30 x 14 feet wide and 13 feet high, its modular construction allows the measurements to be adjusted to allow for two bedrooms. Additionally, the home has land-roving capabilities due to a simple dismantling process that enables it to be constructed anywhere and easily moved to different locations.
Currently, Airship 002 is available as an Airbnb rental from $197 a night.